Advertisement: IBO Boxing

WBC Prez on Tyson-Jones: They Should Wear Headgear, Use 16 or 18-Ounce Gloves

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman would like to see more safety involved in the exhibition fight between former world champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.

Their exhibition clash, fought over eight rounds, will take place on September 12 in Carson, California.

The California State Athletic Commission will oversee the contest.


Tyson, 54-years-old, will return to the ring for the first time in fifteen years. And Jones, 51-years-old, was last seen in action in early 2018.

Sulaiman wants to see more safety protocols - with both boxers wearing 16 or 18 ounce gloves, and the use of headgear. Neither boxer will wear headgear and they both have agreed to use 12 ounce gloves.

"Social media and sports media exploded with the news of Mike Tyson's return to the ring. Regardless of being just an exhibition, the news has gone around the world and there is great interest in seeing this event," Sulaiman said.

"Tyson will face Roy Jones Jr., who was considered for several years as the best boxer on the planet, for his great ability, hand speed, fist power and overall dominance in the ring.

"The exhibition is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, in Los Angeles, California, an eight-round contest, without headgear, and wearing 12-ounce gloves. This is a point that worries me. Both Tyson and Jones should wear headgear that boxers use in sparring , and wear 16, or even 18-ounce gloves."

"This event is a charity initiative which is highly appreciated and seeks to give sports fans a moment of entertainment. That is why the World Boxing Council fully supports the realization of it, but I repeat, in no way can the safety of the contenders be neglected. I am certain that the California State Athletic commission is taking every single provision to ensure their safety before and during the event."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Jab jab boom on 08-05-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20690340]That wouldn’t be an exhibition fight . Ranking Tyson has zero to do with anything here . Ortiz didn’t even pass his physical and got two title shots ,give it a rest on down playing a proven ATG while he…

Comment by REDEEMER on 08-05-2020

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;20688649]Wasn't this the same clown who said he'd rank Tyson if he came back??[/QUOTE] That wouldn’t be an exhibition fight . Ranking Tyson has zero to do with anything here . Ortiz didn’t even pass his physical and…

Comment by isagj on 08-04-2020

[QUOTE=millcitymauler;20689675]Yeah - like the WBC “Rustbelt”[/QUOTE] made me literally laugh out loud. lmbo!!

Comment by millcitymauler on 08-04-2020

[QUOTE=tritium_arma;20688937]I'm surprised this clown hasn't offered a new WBC belt yet for the fight.[/QUOTE]Yeah - like the WBC “Rustbelt”

Comment by rudy on 08-04-2020

Ignore this fool he has never fought got the wbc chairman because his dad was chairman what’s next he is upset so no wbc title at stake.

Top Headlines
Sources: Canelo, Golden Boy, DAZN Meet in Effort To Work Through Impasse Memo Heredia Impressed With Lobo Torres, Will Make TMT Debut in November Pedraza: If Not A Title Shot Next, I Respectfully Request A Rematch With Zepeda Charlo Doubleheader: Top Fighters, Top Trainers Make Their Picks Briedis, Dorticos - Face-Off at Final Press Conference Lubin's Coach: We Are Ready To Fight The Charlo-Rosario Winner Next Matthysse Jr. Makes Pro Debut on Oct 24 in Sao Paulo, Brazil Dorticos: I Came Back To WBSS To Win It All, No Matter Who Or Where I Had To Fight Aaron Alameda: You'll Really See What I’m Made Of Against Luis Nery Roman: I Want A Rematch With Akhmadaliev; I Want Those Titles Back Derevyanchenko Promises To Be More Aggressive And Push Jermall Charlo Ellerbe: Charlos Will Begin Great PPV Run Like Mayweather - They Talk Sh-t But Back It Up! Josh Taylor Focused: It Only Takes One Punch in Boxing Dave Coldwell Has High Hopes For Lerrone Richards Haye Explains Why Chisora Will Down Usyk in Huge Shocker Povetkin Promoter: After Whyte Rematch, We Will Pursue Tyson Fury Loeffler: Bohachuk is One of The Most Talked About Rising Stars in Boxing What Next For The World Boxing Super Series? Nestor Bravo Decisions Jose Luis Gallegos Over Ten Rounds Fury Promoter: Wilder Trilogy Will Not Be Held Behind Closed Doors Vic Pasillas Takes Out Ranfis Encarnacion in Six Rounds PBC on FS1 LIVE Results: Maidel Sando Decisions Genc Pllana Jack Catterall: Jose Ramirez Must Fight Me or Vacate - I'll Beat Him! Cristofer Rosales Returns To The Ring in Miami, Florida Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Mario Cazares - Face-Off at Final Presser Sergio Martinez vs. Jussi Koivula Deal Reached For December 5 Charlo-Derevyanchenko, Charlo-Rosario: Judges, Refs For Fights Leonard Ellerbe: Jermall And Jermell Charlo Will Each Win Via KO Charlo, Rosario - Face-Off at Final Press Conference Charlo, Derevyancehnko - Face-Off at Final Press Conference News: Pitters vs. Richards, Thorslund-Radovanvic, Ramla Ali Vic Pasillas: No Pressure To Get KO But I Must Look Impressive In This Fight Jarrell Miller Blames Sexual Performance Drug For Test Failure Beterbiev-Deines To Be Rescheduled For Dec. 11 in Moscow, Without Vlasov-Salamov Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez - Undercard Information Josh Taylor On Khongsong: I'm Not Gonna Start Underestimating People Now Kevin Torres, Mark DeLuca Win Bouts in Tijuana, Mexico Josh Taylor, Apinun Khongsong - Face-Off at Final Presser Bob Arum: Ramirez-Taylor Won't Happen Until 2021, When Fans Can Attend Nery: After I Beat Alameda, I Would Like To Fight Brandon Figueroa Next
Latest Forum Threads